This morning I had the rare opportunity to drive my soldier son to the designated place where his whole army unit was to regroup after the weekend. Lucky for us, the designated meeting place was for the first time to be right across the way, in Kfar Etzion! My son is the only one in his unit from this area of the country (Gush Etzion), so to show some home hospitality we bought a whole bunch of yummy sweet danishes, salty borekas, and drinks and brought them to the soldiers, some who had been awake since 4 a.m. in order to get here on time.
I have to say, every time I see my son and all those boys together in uniform, it moves me. When you hear the Prayer for the Soldiers being recited in your synagogues on shabbat, please reflect. They are real kids. That prayer is for my child, my neighbor’s child, my friend’s child. expired domain list . It’s real.
My papercut “Prayer for the Israeli Soldiers” was inspired by that prayer, and by my son. The current Ramatkal (Head of the IDF), Benny Ganz even owns one of these papercuts:
Have a good and safe week everyone!